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April 08, 2010
  Dinos hand out hardwarePDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos celebrated a year of three national championships and numerous external awards with their own annual awards night Tuesday at the Red and White Club. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championship-winning Dinos swim team swept the women's side of the major awards, taking both the Dr. Dennis Kadatz award for athlete of the year and the Bill Popplewell award for rookie of the year, while the Vanier Cup finalist football team swept the men's side, with both the athlete and the rookie of the year winners.

April 08, 2010
  Fool For Love opening salvo for Mike GriffinPDF files may take a moment to load

Intense and all-consuming desire takes to the Taking Flight festival stage at the University of Calgary in Fool For Love. The catch? The lovers are brother and sister. Don't turn away just yet. This beautiful story of passion, complications and sorrow will captivate and intrigue you.

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April 08, 2010
  Commuter challenge encourages green transportPDF files may take a moment to load

Driving to school everyday can be hard on the environment and the wallet. The commuter challenge encourages people to use other transportation options like biking, taking the bus or walking, all with the added possibility of winning.

"Individual workplaces and cities get ranked against each other in Canada," said Justin Brown, sustainability coordinator at the University of Calgary's office of sustainability.

April 08, 2010
  First annual SU community reportPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union presented its first annual report to the community April 5. Throughout the evening, SU president Charlotte Kingston detailed the accomplishments of the 67th Student Legislative Council in working towards their goal of improving accountability and transparency to the community.

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April 08, 2010
  Faculty of arts now officialPDF files may take a moment to load

As of April 1 the University of Calgary amalgamation of four faculties -- Communication and Culture, Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts under the banner of Faculty of Arts -- is complete. The largest and most diverse faculty on campus, it boasts 20 departments and 13 interdisciplinary programs to offer its 6,500 students.

April 08, 2010
  Record nominations for teaching awardPDF files may take a moment to load

Students inspired by the passion and prowess of professors and teaching assistants at the University of Calgary have turned in record nominations for the Students' Union's annual Teaching Excellence Awards.  

Since the awards' inception in 1984, the SU collects nominations every year for outstanding instructors at the U of C.

April 08, 2010
  A letter: BSDRYPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

You fools, what have you done?! That was a particularly vicious and mean-spirited prank you pulled last week, claiming that Bermuda Shorts Day was going to be a dry event. As you know, this is one of the only things students are passionate about, so your irresponsible actions were a particularly low blow. You're all pricks.

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April 08, 2010
  Province responds to tuition proposalsPDF files may take a moment to load

Weeks of anxiety were finally relieved April 7 when Alberta Advanced Education and Technology minister Doug Horner announced the province's acceptance, and rejection, of various tuition market modifier proposals from Alberta's post-secondary institution.

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April 08, 2010
  Editorial: The hunt for a new Governor GeneralPDF files may take a moment to load

Job-seekers should spruce up their resumes, as reports out of Ottawa this week suggest that prime minister Stephen Harper will decline to extend the term of Governor General Michaëlle Jean beyond September. As such, Canada may be on the hunt for its 28th vice-regal representative. Who should Harper recommend to Her Majesty to fill Jean's shoes? Many names have already been suggested, but few Canadians understand the requirements for the role.

April 08, 2010
  Technobyte: Touchy-Feely TechPDF files may take a moment to load

I bought a slate-style tablet pc for school last summer in an attempt to keep organized notes after my note-taking mess of last year. Similar to Apple's upcoming iPad, it has no keyboard or touchpad, but instead, users interact directly with the screen. Even though it was built in 2003, it has roughly the same specs as a modern day netbook, in welcome addition to the same price point being seven years old. To be entirely unambiguous, "Bella," is a Motion Computing m1400, running Windows 7 after a minor RAM upgrade.

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